Real Madrid's Carvajal speaks about Salah encounter

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Ronaldo hurt his right ankle while scoring early in Sunday's 2-2 Clasico draw at Barcelona, and was substituted at half-time, immediately raising fears he could miss the clash with Jurgen Klopp's side on May 26.

"How could I cheer if the man who taught me how to play football is fighting for his life in the hospital?" said Ronaldo, quoted by the Daily Star. Some of the other players Isco and Dani Carvajal were also injured but Zidane is hopeful that all these players will be fit for the final match. "Even if we do not know when he will resume with the team, the fact that he is already there 48 hours after shows his commitment, his desire to always want to play". "The ankle is stable". They have players, who follow their same philosophy and are adapted to their style of play.

"Madrid can not let this chance slip - finals are to be won, not played and Real Madrid know what is at stake", said the 84-year-old. But with him, nothing's impossible.

The two-time Champions League victor also pointed to five-time Ballon d'Or victor - and eternal La Liga rival of Ronaldo - Lionel Messi as having a similar impact with Argentina.

Much of the pre-final focus has been on Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

Portugal went onto win the game 1-0 during extra-time thanks to Eder's stunning strike but the Real club-record goalscorer remained influential motivating his teammates on the sideline.

Carvajal is due to return to the squad as he is recovering from an injury sustained during the opening leg of the Champions League semifinals against Bayern Munich which forced him out of the semifinals second leg.

"That goes without saying", he said after revealing that he wouldn't actually be attending the game himself.

"There are the traditional European teams, but I believe Spain are a real team again". It is a team capable of defending well, allowing few goals, with a good support base.

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